A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
Once at Jayrambati Mother said to me, "You know, my child, when I was at Vrindaban after the Master left us, we were all plunged in grief. One night the Master said to me, 'Why do you shed so many tears? Where have I gone, but from this room to the next, that is all.'
"Once he suggested that I should initiate the boy Jogin (Swami Yogananda). I felt nervous and shy. What was this? What ever would people say? They would surely say, 'Mother is already making disciples of her own!'
"But the Master repeated the same thing for three days in succession, 'I did not initiate him, you must do it.' He even told me which mantra I should give Jogin.
"In those days I did not even speak to the boy Jogin. The Master told me to get our Jogen (Jogin-Ma) to speak to him. She discovered that it was true that the Master had never initiated him and had indeed appeared to him and asked him to receive his initiation from me. He had not had the courage to tell me about it. At last I initiated him. He was the first I initiated. He has given me such service as no one else can, with the exception of Sharat."
(to be continued....)